It was supposed to be their Day of Rage… It ended up being their day of whining.
The far left wanted to create a tent city on Wall Street…
Instead they got this- wasted hippies on the sidewalk.
A protester sleeps in a park near Wall Street against banks and corporations in New York September 17, 2011. (REUTERS/Eric Thayer)
Despite the attention and support from leftist organizations and media outlets, the Day of Rage was a complete failure. The organizers called for 20,000 but only 300 showed up.
The New York Post reported:
Only about 300 protesters, mostly college kids and aging hippies, showed up near the Stock Exchange for yesterday’s anti-Wall Street rally — far fewer than the 20,000 that organizers of the so-called global “Day of Rage” had predicted.
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Police barricades were put up to protect both the exchange and the iconic “Charging Bull” statue on Broadway. The barriers hardly needed.
Police said two members of the anemic crowd — which carried signs declaring “Wall Street is our Street” — were arrested after they tried to enter a Bank of America office at Broadway and Liberty streets wearing masks.